TYF Roundup: Senior Red Pride JV Slams Billerica, Blue JV Snaps Losing Skid
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Red 12 - Winnacunnet 22
Tewksbury Red played a great game. Umari Seney with a 2 yard run touchdown up the middle and Colin Fraser with a 60 yard run touchdown breaking tackles running down the sidelines. Other standouts on offense were Rich Bongiorno and Sean Hirtle with good running and catching. Defensive standouts were Jonah Bennett and Cooper Lemieux making multiple tackles. In all it was a great game, with Tewksbury Red playing hard throughout the day.
Tewksbury Blue 6 - Sanborn 14
Week 6th kicked off in the Rain at home for Tewksbury Blue. They meet up with Sanborn (played them in week 2) for the re-match. Blue started out on offense and by far had the best opening drive of the year. The Front Line, led by Joseph Barletta, Keith Johnson, Max Mattuchio, Alex Dellorusso and Braydon Alyward helped create some nice lanes for the running backs to hit the holes and get some yards. The Center / Jason Svendsen did a great job avoiding missed snaps in the rain and delivered the ball well to QB Nicholas DeGloria (9 rushes for 45 yards and 5 for 5 on passing for 40 yards). Running backs Ryan Fleming (10 rushes for 50 yards), Ken Ryder (7 rushes for 30 yards), Cam Kearney (4 rushes for 16 yards), Vincent Ciancio (2 rushes for 8 yards) all stepped up and ran hard this week and followed their blocks down the field. On Defense, William Holloway, Jason Lavoie and Liam Kelly all had some nice tackles. As the 1st half came to an end, Sanborn was up 8-0. In the 2nd half, Blue started out on defense and had some nice tackles to stop the run from Kyle Reynolds, Timmy Bradley and Nicholas Kearney. Both Teams continued to move back and forth and Blue showed some great progress with the passing game with DeGloria airing it out to , Brady McHugh (3 for 3 with 20 yards) had some very nice catches as well as Cam Kearney (1 catch for 12 yards) and Ryan Fleming (1 catch for 8 yards). These catches with the result of some well executed pass blocking from Ryan Benchater and Andrew Candeloro. In the 4th Quarter, Blue picked up a touchdown with DeGloria taking it in from 4 yards up. As the game was coming to a close, Blue went with the “no huddle” and executed in very well and continued to move the ball, push the pile and play with passion until the clock ran down.
5th & 6th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride 16 – Lowell Raiders 0
The Tewksbury Red Pride made the short commute to Lowell this past Sunday morning for back to back defensive battles. The Tewksbury A team handed the Lowell squad only its second defeat of the season winning 16-0. The ferocious Red Pride defense continued to set the tone for the unbeaten Red Pride. The D wasted little time imposing there will in this contest, after stalling the initial Lowell drive in three plays Defensive End Gauge Dobson broke free and blocked a punt attempt, recovered by Anthony Opp. Dobson continued to have a great game with his teammates limiting Lowell to very few positive yards on the morning. The linebacker core of Ethan Exilhomme, Kyle McHugh, Cam Cimmino and Kyle Darrigo swarmed to the sweeping Lowell running backs. Patrolling the edges was Mark Bradley and Will McKay who always controlled the widest portion of the game field and stifling all treats of advancement. Those also providing a supporting role defensively were Gavin Thomasset, Lucus Tryder and Stevie Arsenault. The offense went to the air to keep the blitzing Lowell team on their heels. Quarterback Mark Bradley navigated his team down the field with confidence. The second drive of the day saw a few short runs before Bradley connected with Colin Bozek who out leapt the defender and raced 25 yards for the first score of the day. Extra points added by Kyle Darrigo. The next offensive opportunity was set up by a long punt return by Danny Fleming placing the ball in the Lowell red zone. Bradley rolled out to find an open Kyle Darrigo for another touchdown toss. Extra points added by Will Mckay.
Tewksbury Red JV Pride 0 – Lowell Raiders 0
The B team battled a Lowell B team to a 0-0 tie as neither team could reach the end zone. The Red Pride B team saw an emergence of a Defense to be reckoned-with with several developing players raising their game. The tandem of Ben Svendsen and Colin Fullerton caused havoc in the opposing Lowell backfield. The two tallying numerous tackles for losses. Brady Renn, Justin Flynn and Aidan Leffler also had strong showings in the defensive shut out. Providing additional support was Shamus Covel, Jacob Mellen and Sean Lane. Although, the Offense stalled on the morning it saw improved play from backfield mates Aidan Hartman, Pat Marcley, and Cole Kimtas. The team looks to build on this effort as they head in to the last regular season game next week in Winnacunnet.
Tewksbury Blue 30 – Manchester Bears 0
The Blue Pride went to Manchester knowing they needed to get back on track to make the playoffs. They did just that with the defensive unit lead by team Captain Lexcia St Cyr. Lexcia led the team with most tackles on the day followed by Alex Newcomb who help shut down the Bear Offense completely. Nick Bobadilla did outstanding and created havoc all day for the bears. Asa Deroche was a beast as defensive end and just couldn’t be contained. The secondary kept the air attack from the Bears in check all morning. Richie Lavargna played a key role by switching positions from linebacker to tackle and created havoc of the Bears Quarterback. Mike Kelly, Sean Fahey, and Nick Tracey took care of the left side of the field. Drew Timmons, Danny Lightfoot and Cam Paolillo took care of the right side of the field. Sean Kaiser kept the team honest at safety stopping the few key plays the Bears got going. This game also welcomed back numerous injured players making it the first fully staffed game in three weeks. This showed on the field as the team shuffled players in and out without losing a beat. The defense played extremely well today with every play the Bears threw at them they overcame. The offense was led by Quarterback Hunter DeLonais who ran for 32 yards on the day and had some excellent pass completions and added an extra point conversion. Rory Powers scored three touchdowns on the day and had over 110 yards rushing and caught a beautiful pass from DeLonais to score as time ran out in the 2nd quarter. Rory was unstoppable by the Bear defense and made for an exciting morning of football. Danny Lightfoot added to the offense and kept the Bears honest while rushing for over 35 yards on the day and also scored an extra point. Elusive Mike Kelly was back in the lineup this week and picked up right where he left off scoring one touchdown on the day and rushing for more than 18 yards. Cam Paolillo and Drew Timmons were back in action on the morning and played like they never missed a beat. Timmons made a great reception for 18 yards to keep a drive alive late in the 3rd quarter. Both Timmons and Paolillo saw numerous reps at Quarterback and action on defense. All of this offense was made possible by the excellent blocking by the line. The team was thrown a few obstacles on the day but overcame them without missing a beat. Mike Duggan left the game after being injured on the opening kickoff. His spot at center saw Owen Hernandez step up and deliver like he had been there all year. Owen had to be replaced on the line and the call came to Cameron Lamoureaux who delivered for the backfield. Asa Deroche, Alex Newcomb, Aaron Connelly and Lexica St. cyr finished out the front line and all did an outstanding job delivery the blocks needed to move the football.
Tewksbury Blue Junior Varsity – 14 Manchester Bears 0
This past Saturday the losing streak would end for the Blue Prides J/V team who would head north to take on the Manchester Bears on their home turf. The team would have to play the game minus their starting center Evan Silva and starting right guard Cullain Johnson, Abe Figueroa would also be missing from the game. Stepping in for center would be Robert Ryan who performed exceptionally well for such a critical position. There would be some shuffling of existing players to get the guard slot filled. This would allow John Cucinotta to get the start at left tackle. Blue would win the toss and defer this would start us off on defense and they down the Bears offence on the first series. On Blues first series they would run Michael Wilson around the left side and he would just keep on running all the way untouched by the defenders. This would be Mike’s first touchdown of the year. The extra point was run by Sean Kaiser but it really was a team score as it was a pile of players that helped push Sean into the end zone.
For the rest of the second half it would be a defensive battle with neither team scoring. There were tackles and sacks made by Defensive standouts Owen Hernandez and Nick Bobadilla with 7 tackles a piece. Also contributing to hold back the offense of the Bears were Cameron Lamoreaux, Robert Ryan Mike Wilson, John Cucinotta, Nick Tracy, Sean Kaiser, Trevor Trodden, Aiden Trulli, Evan Manuel and Tyler Leeds. Blue Pride would start the second half of the game with the ball. There would be more passing attempts made in this half than the previous. The chosen targets for QB Trevor Trodden would be Mike Wilson, Nick Tracy and Michael Duggan. The only completion of the day would be to Duggan who make a stupendous catch while crossing midfield. In the 3rd Trevor Trodden would see his number called 3 Times on consecutive plays that would see the ball travel 60 yards and would end with a run around the right side for a touchdown. This was Trevor’s 1st touchdown of the year. The extra point attempt would not be successful. As soon as the Bears got the ball back they would turn over the ball thanks to the hustle of Nick Bobadilla recovering a bad shotgun snap. Blue pride offense would end on a 3 and out but he game would end on a sack of the Manchester QB by Nick Wilson. Blue Pride J/V will take on Chelsea next week for the last regular season game at Livingston Field.
7th & 8th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride JV 38 - Billerica 18
Tewksbury Red Pride took the short trip to Billerica for a road battle Sunday and came away with two convincing wins. The JV squad saw an offensive explosion as they scored on every possession except their last when they went into victory formation en route to a 38-18 win. The Tewksbury defense gave up a big play early and actually trailed 6-0 in this one but it didn’t take long to right the ship. On the following possession, it was Tyler Keough answering right back with a 23 yard sprint to the pylon to tie the game at 6-6. Then the defense returned to form and turned the ball over on downs. On the ensuing possession it was Anthony Iannacci’s turn to shine as he exhibited a one man version of thunder and lightning. First he showed off his speed when he ripped off a nice 25 yard run to set up shop at the 9 yard line, and then punched it in with a powerful run helped by a pancake block by Paul Manzi. After another defensive stop, Tewksbury moved the ball efficiently inside the 10 yard line again on nice runs by Jacob Bragg and Jake Kaiser. From there it was the unsung Richie Markwarth who took it home from 7 yards out, extending the lead to 18-6. But Tewksbury was still not satisfied as Billerica tried to get back in the game with less than a minute to go in the half, Nolan Timmons had other ideas when he picked off a pass and returned it to the Billerica 37 yard line. He wasted no time as on the first play following the turnover he hit his favorite target Shane Aylward streaking down the sideline for another score making it 24-6 at the break. The Red Pride came out more conservative in the second half looking to get more people involved on both sides of the ball, but that didn’t seem to make a difference. Aidan Doherty used a bone-jarring block by Keough to return the opening kickoff 70 yards to the Billerica 10 yard line. From there it was Kenny Wilson, who is beginning to develop into quite an all-around player in his first year, sprinting up the middle to the end zone. Then it was Santino Garofalo punching it in for the 2-pt conversion. The final Tewksbury score came on a 17 yard touchdown run by Bragg who got the outside corner thanks to a devastating block by Kaiser. Obviously the offensive line played a huge part in this success as Ryan Day, Mike Woodford, Owen Gilligan, Ryan Keane, Rob Kimtis, Sean Oliveira, Mike Rosa, Matt Rosemond and Kyle Scrooc had their way with a bigger defensive line from Billerica. Kudos also has to go out to the defensive side of the ball led by the consistent and spectacular play of James Makenzie on the line. Also playing great on the defensive line was Matt Brennan, Ryan Briley, Anthony DeSisto and Pat Letourneau. The linebackers and defensive secondary continue to shine led by Sean Phaneuf, Evan Mantel, Nicky Iannacci, Matt Houghton, Pat Fleming and Connor Charron. Tewksbury was the smaller team by far on the field but they took it to Billerica showing that it is not the size of the player or the size of the town that determines the outcome on the field – it is the size of the heart, character, dedication and determination.
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